How to Reset iPhone 5 without iTunes

Having a bad day since you iPhone 5 keeps on displaying the message that there is not enough space to store more photos? Or are you someone who wants to sell your iPhone to someone but worried that they might access some of your private data?

Well, if you answer yes to the above questions, you are one among a million other people who share the same problems. One solution might be to use iTunes, however, as we all know, it is quite time-consuming and setting up iTunes on you PC takes time and a lot more familiarity with Apple’s software. Therefore, below are some ways to reset iPhone 5 without iTunes.

How to Reset iPhone 5 without iTunes.

1 Factory Reset iPhone 5 without iTunes

One way of cleaning up your iPhone is through a factory reset. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Reset >Erase all content and Settings. You will be prompted to enter your Apple ID passcode. Enter the code and your data will be erased.

reset iphone 5

However, such a method has certain drawbacks:

  • First of all, it does not allow you to individually select files that you want to delete. It simply deletes everything at once. Hence, you run the risk of deleting files that may actually be turn out to be important.
  • Moreover, you may encounter error messages while going through this process making it quite annoying at times.
  • Also, files deleted through factory reset can still be retrieved by using other data recover software. This means you are not safe as your privacy is endangered as such, especially, if you plan to sell your iPhone 5.

2 Reset iPhone 5 with iMyFone Umate Pro

Due to these reasons, it is recommended to use a much more effective and robust data deletion tool – iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac to reset your iPhone 5 without iTunes. Using its “Erase All Data” feature you can clean up your iPhone in a jiffy. You can be assured of the security level as well.

Windows version Mac version

iMyFone Umate Pro offers you various options to choose from in terms of deleting data. It is a very user-friendly software that anyone can use without any difficulty. Furthermore, it allows to preview the files that you may want to delete implying that you may no longer need to worry about unwittingly deleting important files. And all the data erased by Umate Pro are unrecoverable, even with the recovery software. Some of its key features are explained below.

umate pro

Erase All Data: Using this feature, you can easily erase all the unnecessary files on your iPhone 5, just like a factory reset. You might probably want to use this when repairing your iPhone.

Erase Deleted Files: This feature lets you eradicate even those files that you have deleted in the usual way thus keeping your iPhone much more secure.

Erase Private Files: You no longer have to worry about having your private files accessed by someone as this feature allows you to delete the files that are sensitive in nature.

One-Click Cleanup: As the name suggests, this option is for those who are specifically seeking to increase storage space on iPhone. Using Quick-scan, this option smartly recognizes those files that are redundant and taking unnecessary space. It also suggests what can be done further to increase space.

Steps of usiing Umate Pro to Reset iPhone 5 without iTunes

Erasing iPhone 5 using iMyFone Umate Pro is a very simple process. In order to reset your iPhone using iMyFone, you will simply need to follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and launch iMyFone Umate Pro.

Step 2: Select the “Erase All Data” and click “Erase Now”.

reset iphone without itunes

Step 3: Type in “Delete” to confirm and click “Erase Now” below.

erase iPhone 5

norton mcafee